I love being active and outdoors, but I also have extremely high professional aspirations. I’ve spent the last 16 years trying to find a way to fit fitness into my life in a way that feels spacious and supportive to my business, relationships and health. In this episode, Nicole DeBoom, pro triathlete turned founder and CEO of Skirt Sports, and I share our thoughts on how to fit fitness into a startup schedule.
Before you listen, I recommend listening to our previous conversation in episode 139 of Nicole’s Run this World podcast. While you’re there, subscribe to her podcast. Seriously. Nicole interviews extremely inspiring Olympians, entrepreneurs and just everyday people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. As entrepreneurs and startup investors, we all have top and bottom of the roller coaster moments. It’s what I listen to when I’m at the bottom and it never fails to pull me up.
For more tips on fitting fitness into a busy schedule, check out:
How Conscious Leadership Bought Me 5 Hours of Extra Time Each Day
How a 26-Inch Powder Day Increased My Conviction for My Business, My Team, and the 15 Commitments
Why My Day in the Woods Was My Most Productive Work Day Yet
How 75 Ski Days Made Me a Better Venture Capitalist
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